April 30, 2011 Subject:
great airplane footage
In addition to others' comments about the actors and story, I enjoyed the (now vintage) aircraft in the background.
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
February 6, 2011 Subject:
Only in Hollyweird
Can the white kids gets a black eye and the black kid gets a white eye. Turns out Scruno, the only black actor in the movie was the most famous of them all and one of the original cast members of Our gang comedies.
October 3, 2010 Subject:
One of the best in the East Side Kids series
First film with Gorcey doing verbal malaprops. The test pilot (Dave O'Brien) appeared in many of these films, sometimes as Danny's brother. He was also in Reefer Madness. Funny how Danny wears the same striped shirt in nearly every movie. Lots of great sight gags in the beginning, but the "white eye" Scruno gets in the end is a bit much.
November 1, 2009 Subject:
This was a great movie via the "Dead End Kids", but I did miss Huntz Hall. And I have always had a thing for Mary Bovard (Maizie) even though she was only in this film for 30 seconds or so. And who was the woman, who winked at Muggs at the end? However, why were they talking of spys, when Japan attacked the US in December?
May 7, 2009 Subject:
The kids are hilarious in this picture, as they are in all their features. Muggs is one of the toughest yet very likeable characters I've ever seen. This is a good comedy to watch with the whole family
November 14, 2006 Subject:
An enjoyable film with the Muggs and the gang.
Seems to be missing a minute or two of footage early in the movie. One of the gang is going to be asaulted, then the next scene he already has! But other then that missing moment, it's a good film.
Reviewer:Douglas fae Aiberdeen
August 26, 2005 Subject:
Spring in the Bronx?
The East Side Kids 'Flying Wild' is an enjoyable little piece of fluff - entertaining, and almost as valuable as a piece of social history, depicting the USA gearing up for entry into the Second World War (more by implication than express statement)and Leo Gorcey and pals taking on the saboteurs. Birds are boids and derbies are doibies - if you've read Ogden Nash's Spring in the Bronx you'll recognise the patois. Nash also said:
To which I riposte:
Beats New Joisey.
The East End Kids became the Bowery Boys. There must be nigh-on 60 of their films - zero budget comedies. I'd like to see more on archive.org Here's hoping. Oh! and BTW, there's something about Leo Gorcey which reminds me of Quentin Tarrentino. Can anyone else see the resemblance?
PS. The film starts at a frenetic pace, which it (understandably) fails to maintain. There are plenty of laughs. I don't think that this is a full print of the film, though - a chunk seems to be missing from the middle, in which Leo Grocey and Bobby Jordan get sapped by the dirty Ratzi fiver saboteurs and have a bombsite blueprint stolen from them. None of this is however shown - 5 minutes of unusable footage, perchance?